- Spiral-bound: 96 pages
- Publisher: Cruising Guide Pubns; Revised edition (June 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0944428509
- ISBN-13: 978-0944428504
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,405,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Virgin Anchorages Spiral-bound – June 1, 2000
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Overleaf from every photograph is a copy of the picture with lines to show reefs and the passage into the harbor. In our two trips to the British Virgin Islands, these pictures have been extremely helpful more than once to get a picture of what we were doing. While text descriptions are helpful, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words when you are looking for a bouy, and you sure don't have time to read a thousand words.
This is a great supplement to the Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands and I wouldn't go to the BVI without it.
Postscript added August 2014.
I had to buy the new edition because we were going to sail in the BVI and our older version is in storage. As expected, I was glad to have overview pictures of even familiar anchorages. The new version includes some extra harbors but I wouldn't have bought the new edition if the old one had been available and I would have been right.
I would buy it. The updates are normally not significant. If you have an old one it will serve the purpose.
Virgin Anchorages is predominantly aerial photos of BVI anchorages. It works really well two ways;
1. a quick orientation check before you get to an island or anchorage. This is really useful. The more detailed guide books tell you in writing much more detail about a spot - but this just shows you in glance. And sometimes you just dont have time to look up index and read slabs of text. One look at the big aerial photo and you know the lay of the land so to speak.
2. When you are back it makes a great coffee table book. The large format photos look great. The cruising guides will gather dust on the shelf and slowly get out of date. This is what we'll show our friends.
You still need a proper BVI cruising guide - but for us this was the perfect companion book.